Em & Me

Em & Me

Beth Morrey

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A4 153x221mm
400 pages
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‘Glorious!’ CLARE POOLEY
‘Beautiful, uplifting and deeply moving’ FREYA SAMPSON

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Saving Missy

A mother.
A daughter.
A secret waiting to be discovered.

For too long – since the sudden death of her mother as a teenager, since the birth of her daughter, Em, when she was just seventeen – Delphine has been unable to let go of the past, obsessed with protecting Em and clinging to a secret that could ruin everything. She’s been living life in safe shades of grey.

The day that Delphine finally stands up for herself is the day that changes everything.

Delphine begins to remember what it’s like to want more: rediscovering her singing voice, opening herself to friendship, and reviving not only her mother’s roots, but her mother’s memories. As her life begins to fill with colour, can she be brave for herself and for Em? And what would happen if she finally told the truth?

A big-hearted, hopeful novel about finding second chances – and taking them.

About the author

Previously Creative Director at RDF Television, Beth Morrey now writes full time. Her debut novel, Saving Missy, was a Sunday Times bestseller, and she was previously shortlisted for the Grazia-Orange First Chapter award.Beth lives in London with her husband, two sons and a dog named Polly.


  • ‘Glorious! An uplifting celebration of mothers, daughters and female friendship – it left me feeling better about the world. I loved it, such a joy’ Clare Pooley, The Authenticity Project
  • ‘A beautiful, uplifting and deeply moving story of found family and second chance’ Freya Sampson, The Last Library
  • ‘Compelling … a touching and uplifting read –a tonic for troubled times’ Sunday Express
  • ‘Uplifting and full of hope, this brilliantly written second novel from the author of Saving Missy will make your heart soar’ My Weekly
  • ‘A glorious, heart-felt manifesto for the life-changing power of human connection … full of hope, humour and kindness’ Sarah Haywood, The Cactus
  • ‘A brilliant story beautifully told – clever, funny, and pulls all the right emotional strings. This is just what we need right now!’ Matson Taylor, The Miseducation of Evie Epworth
  • ‘This uplifting, thought-provoking story focuses on family ties, bravery and never losing sight of hopeful new beginnings and second chances’ Candis
  • ‘An adorable novel about hope, second chances and the things that shape us … It’s full of wit, warmth and wisdom’ Katy Regan, Little Big Love
  • ‘An absolute gem! Beautiful story of second chances, everyday people and love in all its forms’ Jessica Ryn, The Imperfect Art of Caring
  • ‘A gorgeous, heartfelt story of love, grief and second chances filled with poignant warmth and irresistible characters’ Annie Lyons, Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You
  • ‘A rollicking story with complex, nuanced characters and terrific dry wit… I came away feeling better about the world’ Marianne Levy, Don’t Forget to Scream